Tag Archives: College basketball

No Guarantee

One of the toughest things to deal with as an adult is the concept that nothing in life is guaranteed. This concept of “nothing being guaranteed” is evident in sports. Jim Valvano, the iconic former coach of NC State and one of my all-time favorite motivational speakers, once said something to the effect of: “Just because you work hard doesn’t ... Read More »

Now is a Great Time to Reload Your Practices

Take a breath. Go on, you deserve it. You’ve powered through the first part of your season. Now, you have some time to catch your breath, assess where your team is right now in its development, and focus on how to find success in the second half of your season. It is a perfect time to rethink your Practice Plans. ... Read More »

Tribe Spotlight: Gwynedd Mercy University

This week on the Tribe Spotlight we are featuring Keith Mondillo, Head Women’s Basketball coach and Athletic Director at Gwynedd Mercy University. Gwynedd Mercy University is a small private University located 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. We are an NCAA Division III school which has 19 Intercollegiate programs that compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.  Our University students matriculate into ... Read More »

Shooters and Leaders

When it comes to youth and high school basketball in the United States, I have two more groups to add to the Endangered Species list: Shooters and leaders Do you want to increase your chances of making the team next year? Do you want to earn more playing time? Do you want to play basketball in college? Then become a ... Read More »

March 30 – Developing the New Players in Your Program

This article was written by University of Southern California men’ s basketball Director of Basketball Operations Chris Capko. While the article focuses on the transition from high school to college, every tip below is just as important at the high school level. Every year, at every level, every team in the country is welcoming some new young players into their ... Read More »

March 14: Playing at the Next Level

Courtesy of the NCAA Eligibility Center High school coaches, right now your student-athletes are probably focused on the next drill, passing, shooting and preparing for your next opponent. Are you preparing them to take their game to the next level: college? If your athletes want to play NCAA Division I or II sports, they need to be certified by the ... Read More »